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pugnaciousadjective

uk   /pʌɡˈneɪ.ʃəs/ us   /pʌɡˈneɪ.ʃəs/ formal
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pugnaciousadjective

us   /pʌɡˈneɪ·ʃəs/
ready to fight or to argue very forcefully: a pugnacious politician
(Definition of pugnacious from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pugnacious”
in Chinese (Simplified) 爱争吵的, 爱争斗的,好斗的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 愛爭吵的, 愛爭鬥的,好鬥的…
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